USN-1818-1: Mesa vulnerability

07 May 2013

Mesa could be made to crash or run programs if it processed specially crafted data.



  • mesa - free implementation of the EGL API


It was discovered that Mesa incorrectly handled certain arrays. An attacker
could use this issue to cause Mesa to crash, resulting in a denial of
service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.